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My 2011 NBA Playoff Predictions

Here are my 2011 NBA Playoff Predictions, Please don’t bet the ranch, farm or junior’s college fund based on my predictability (or lack thereof.

Here we go:

Eastern Conference First Round:

(1) Chicago vs. (8) Indiana – The ugliest girl goes home before the red cups are empty. Bulls in 4

(4) Orlando vs. (5) Atlanta – The Hawks played worse than a fifth seed down the stretch and the Magic played better than a four at times. Magic in 6

(3) Boston vs. (6) New York – Can the C’s put the Perkins trade in the rear view and stay healthy? The Knicks will give Boston all that they can handle. Boston in a hard 7

(2) Miami vs. (7) Philadelphia – Philly played the Heat tough in the regular season – moral victories don’t count here. Heat in 6

Western Conference First Round:

(1) San Antonio vs. (8) Memphis – The Grizzlies could do some damage here but they killed themselves just to stay in the playoff picture. Spurs in 6

(4) Oklahoma City vs. (5) Denver – Will battle the Celtics/Knicks for the best first round series. Thunder in 7

(3) Dallas vs. (6) Portland – The Mavericks are who we thought they were. Blazers in 6

(2) LA Lakers vs. (7) New Orleans – The moving van is idling outside of Chris Paul’s home, destination: stay tuned. Lakers in 4

Eastern Conference Semi-Finals:

(1) Chicago vs. (4) Orlando – Superman, meet Joakim Noah and Carlos Boozer.
Bulls in 6

(3) Boston vs. (2) Miami – Boston digs down deep, defying time and the
odds. Celtics in 7

Western Conference Semi Finals:

(1) San Antonio vs. (4) Oklahoma City – The Spurs can’t keep up with the younger, athletic Thunder. Thunder in 6

(2) LA Lakers vs. (6) Portland – The Blazers give the Lakers a war but Kobe & Co. move on. Lakers in 6

Eastern Conference Finals:

(1) Chicago vs. (3) Boston – Chicago is no city for old men – Bulls in 6

Western Conference Finals:

(2) LA Lakers vs. (4) Oklahoma City – The Thunder get closer but are a year away from dethroning the Lakers. Lakers in 7

NBA Finals:

Chicago vs. LA Lakers – Twenty years since Michael vs. Magic – same result. Bulls in 6

This wasn’t easy because there is room for an upset or two – Denver, one of the hottest teams in the second half could upset the Thunder. and the Knicks could very well send Boston packing. But I’ll live with these picks.

Ron Glover

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April 15, 2011 2:44 pm

Good picks Ron,
I am sure there will be an upset or 2, but at the end of the day,
I believe it will be the Bulls & Lakers battle for the Championship…

April 15, 2011 2:53 pm

Paulman, an expert of everything.

April 15, 2011 2:56 pm

Paulman, your self promotion is knee-slapping, yet inspiring.

April 15, 2011 2:58 pm

Hard to pick against Chicago.

I like Denver/Chicago in the final with the same result.

April 15, 2011 3:22 pm

Paulmandomis Predictions for the following

NBA Finals – Lakers ove Bulls
NHL Finals – SJ Sharks over Penquins
MLB WS – Reds over Rangers
NFL Super Bowl – Patriots over Giants
Kentucky Derby WInner — “The Factor”
US Open — YA Yang
Birtish Open — L Donald
PGA Champ — M Kuchar
Men’s Tennis
Wiimbledon — R Nadal
US Open — R Nadal

Eagles 2011 Record 8-8 (No playoffs)
Phils 2011 (lose to the Red in NL Divisional Champion)
Sixers 2011 (Coach Collins retires unexpectantly to join a Buddhisht Monk
Group in India which gives him the inner peace he’s been looking for..
Coach Collins is replaced by Coach Larry Brown and the Sixers finish 18-55 in 2011

Obama wins re-election in 2012 by a close margin
291 to 247 Electorial Votes with States like Florida, PA being the key’s to his electorial #’s .. the Popular vote comes out to 51.5% to 48.5% in favor of Obama..

April 15, 2011 3:41 pm

you forgot Nascar, Formula 1 racing, WNBA, and NCAA major sports… šŸ™‚

April 15, 2011 3:51 pm


Nascar is not a Sport
WNBA I know very little about
NCAA Championships 2011-2012
Football — Texas
Basketball — North Carolina
National Hot Dog Eating Championshpp – The dude from Japan
National Karaokie Championship– Charlie Sheen

April 15, 2011 6:27 pm

Paulman’s got it all covered.

April 15, 2011 8:48 pm

Ron, I like your pics but I think it will be lakers over celtics in the finals. I don’t think the bulls will make it, but if they do I think the lakers kill them. For some reason I dont trust daaa bullss. Btw, your name sounds familiar, did you used to work for CBS?

Paulman: I am the tennis expert, here and Nadal will not win both. Djoker is playing too well.

April 15, 2011 10:22 pm

Heat vs Thunder in finals. Heat win title. Tell me a team that can stop them? The sixersd will give the a fight but won’t last. Heat will win it all

April 16, 2011 1:30 am

lmao @ Paulman “wnba, i know very little about” — add that to the long list of sports you know little about. MLB, NFL, NBA just to name a few.

Powelton Villager
Powelton Villager
April 16, 2011 8:23 am

An overdue Heat and Lakers NBA Final.

April 16, 2011 11:19 am

Paulman’s Picks for NBA Playoffs

Eastern Conference
Bulls over Pacers 4-2
Celtics over Knicks 4-3
Magic over Hawks 4-1
Heat over Sixers 4-2

Bulls over Celtics 4-3
Heat over Magic 4-2

Confernece Finals
Bulls over Heat 4-3

Western Conference
Lakers over New Orleans 4-1
Spurs over Grizzlies 4-2
Portland over Mavericks 4-3
Oklahoma City over Denver 4-3

Lakers over Portland 4-3
Oklahoma over San Antonio 4-3

West Conference Finals
Lakers of Oklahoma 4-2

NBA Finals
Lakers over Bulls 4-3

April 16, 2011 11:51 am

I think the Bulls have plenty for the Heat. Chicago is physical and is murder on the glass. Rebounding in the NBA Playoffs us like running the ball in the NFL Playoffs – can’t win without it.

April 16, 2011 3:41 pm

I like the Sixers energy right now.

April 16, 2011 3:50 pm


J Hart
J Hart
April 21, 2011 4:07 pm

The deciding factor is chris bosh and 3point shooters. If there on there games they will have the title in miami… I believe miami will win it all regardless but there chances increase with great play from bosh, there 3point shooters, and I almost forgot there FAST stellar defense